After several years of trying to save the world in six Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it looks like long-time collaborators Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have found their next project together in the form of Apple Studios and Skydance’s Ghosted. According to Deadline, Evans and Johansson have already entered advanced negotiations for the leading roles in the upcoming romantic action-adventure movie, with Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher attached to helm the high-profile project.
Before starring as Avengers, Evans and Johansson first starred in two comedy movies which are: 2004’s teen-heist pic The Perfect Score, which saw the blockbuster duo as high school students trying to steal the answers to their SAT exams; and 2007’s dramedy The Nanny Diaries.
Ghosted is written by Deadpool and Zombieland writing duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who’ve successfully pitched the project to Skydance. Further details about its plot are still being kept under wraps, but it’s being likened to 1984’s classic romantic action-adventure Romancing the Stone.
The project will be produced by Evans, Reese, and Wernick along with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. This marks Evans’ latest collaboration with Apple after starring in last year’s Defending Jacob series, while the upcoming movie will be Johansson’s first with the streamer.
Evans most recently wrapped up production on Netflix’s upcoming action film The Gray Man which hails from directing duo The Russo Brothers. He will also next be seen in Adam McKay’s sci-fi comedy Don’t Look Up, and Disney’s animated pic Lightyear.
Johansson most recently starred in what is most likely her last MCU movie as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. She is currently in a legal dispute with Disney after the Oscar-nominated actress has decided to sue the “House of Mouse” over the Disney+ distribution of Black Widow. She is currently filming in Spain for Wes Anderson’s newest film.